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    Q&A: Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon on “THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN” (2014)

    When THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN hit VOD and Streaming last October, there were many who lauded the influence of Ryan Murphy on the Blumhouse picture, citing Murphy’s penchant for the nightmarish, visceral and surreal on AMERICAN HORROR STORY that appeared throughout the remake/sequel. However, when it comes to those aesthetics, credit is due- if not moreso- to director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, whose unique directorial style on AMERICAN HORROR STORY bled (literally) into THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (2014). Now, with the critically acclaimed ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL in theaters and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Image Entertainment, FANGORIA was able to catch up with the auteur on his approach to SUNDOWN, his incredible cast and what he’s learned from the House of Murphy…

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    Event Report: “CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” 3D at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers!

    It’s a true testament to the power of horror that a 61-year-old creature feature would nearly sell out a full theater in the age of increasingly demanding fright fans. And following a day of good omens, this writer walked exactly into that when it came time to host a rare CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 3D screening at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers on Saturday, July 11th. Yet even more powerful were the fans themselves, ranging in ages and backgrounds, all of whom were genuinely excited to see this genre gem on the big screen in its intended presentation.

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  • SDCC15: WGN America’s “SALEM” Renewed for a Third Season

    While most horror fans have kept their eyes on the various television terrors at San Diego Comic Con this year, including new looks at DAMIEN, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, OUTCAST, HANNIBAL, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and THE WALKING DEAD, some great news has dropped about one of FANGORIA’s favorite fright shows: WGN America’s SALEM. The sinister, salacious series provided one of the strongest seasons of horror television in its second year, and as one might have suspected, the series was announced for a third season renewal at San Diego Comic Con by the cast and crew of the series.

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    SDCC2015: 10 New Scream Factory Titles Announced!

    For the past few years, San Diego Comic Con has grown in value to the horror fan, especially for the Blu-ray collectors among us. And while FANGORIA had our guesses, the truth is that there was no knowing what Scream Factory had up their sleeve with their annual 10-film Comic Con announcement, especially considering their premature announcement of the HUMAN CENTIPEDE collection, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD and ARMY OF DARKNESS… that is, until now

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    SDCC15: “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” Trailer, “WALKING DEAD” Cast Additions Revealed

    With San Diego Comic Con in full swing, the latest in fright in turning Hall H into a Hall of Horrors, with updates on the genre’s biggest pop culture phenomenons leaking in real time to the masses. Of course, there’s no phenomenon as fitting for Comic Con as THE WALKING DEAD, and AMC took over the SDCC 2015 to shed some light on the immensely popular zombie series as well as the first season of it’s spin-off, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD!

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    SDCC15: “DAMIEN” Series Poster, Trailer is All For You

    There’s no doubt that horror has found a groove on television as of late, especially in the cable space where the creepy content is given the proper room to breathe and grow. And while A&E has found success with their take on the PSYCHO mythos, BATES MOTEL, further attempts to capitalize on the genre audience has proven less than fruitful. However, that may change with the introduction of their next show, DAMIEN, the serialized sequel to THE OMEN which released a brand new trailer and poster at San Diego Comic Con!

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    Exclusive Q&A: Doug Jones talks “THE STRAIN”, “CRIMSON PEAK”, “FALLING SKIES” and more…

    To the sci-fi and horror crowd, Doug Jones could very well be classified as geek royalty. The frequent Guillermo del Toro collaborator has been a presence in the genre for nearly thirty years, and has become synonymous as being one of the most versatile and impressive creature performers in the business. And for Jones, that mantle doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, as the actor is now busier than ever: with TNT’s FALLING SKIES currently in its final season, Jones has taken up a recurring role on FX’s THE STRAIN while appearing in a slew of genre features, including the impending del Toro joint CRIMSON PEAK. With Jones returning to the great stage of San Diego Comic Con, FANGORIA talked to the actor about his latest genre endeavors, including playing dual roles and filling the shoes of a terrifying internet icon…

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    FANGO Flashback: “TICKS”

    Out of all the longtime genre filmmakers who have soldiered on year after year in the face of jaded audiences, changing marketplaces and plummeting budgets, there’s few that are as underappreciated as Brian Yuzna. An impressive director in his own right, Yuzna’s productions are completely representative of his reckless imagination, maniacal tonal shifts and unadulterated love for practical effects, and not nearly enough of his films are given the retrospective love that they deserve. And while sometimes the quality of his productions may be questionable, there’s no denying that his films are technically competent and a complete blast from start to finish, which is more than some can say about the half-baked efforts of more lauded horror masters.

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    “CONTAMINATION” (Blu-ray Review)

    As any hardcore horror fan can tell you, old school Italian horror has a very fascinating dynamic. On one hand, it’s provided some of the most elegant, transgressive and flat-out gorgeous cinema in the history of the genre. On the other hand, it has also provided some of the most hilariously inane and obvious rip-offs of all time, often times approached with a go-for-broke attitude. One-time video nasty CONTAMINATION definitely finds itself in the latter category, but once seeing the film, there’s little question as to why the fright flick managed to get the Arrow Blu-ray treatment: it’s next level bonkers, and it offer neither explanation or apologies for its insanity.

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    Exclusive: “RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOLUME 2″ Workprint to Screen at Tromadance 2015!

    Following the recent Kickstarter for finishing funds, Troma fans saw light on the horizon for the much-anticipated RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 2, the second chapter in the 40+ year old indie studios gory return to form. And while fans might have to wait a little bit longer to see the shiny, polished version that will eventually make its way to theaters, FANGORIA has exclusively learned that a work-in-progress cut of RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 2 will be screening on Friday, July 24th as a part of Troma’s esteemed Brooklyn-based film festival, Tromadance!

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    Event Report: FANGORIA’s Free “i-LIVED” Screening in NYC!

    Despite my natural enthusiasm for any-and-everything FANGORIA, call it company pride or what-you-will, there’s always something exciting about a free FANGO horror screening in New York City. Beyond being a great excuse for this writer to trek into the Big Apple, there is always a dependable feeling that the film that is being screened will be a fun time. That doesn’t always mean we’re going to be something genuinely terrifying or shocking, but any flick that goes through Tony Timpone’s vetting process usually winds up being a lot of fun, usually with an appreciative audience. And considering the rising costs of theaters and the desperation of exhibitors for profitable content, the chance to go to the theater with an audience full of fright fans is a welcome opportunity.

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